TAILIEUCHUNG - Diversity of mineral contents in arecanut (Areca catechu L.) in different locations of Karnataka, India

A study has been undertaken to study the variability in mineral contents in areca samples collected from different districts of the Karnataka. The Nutrients were estimated using inductively coupled plasma optical emission spectrophotometer (ICPOES). The difference in elemental contents was highly significant. The higher mineral content of phosphorous ( %), magnesium ( %) and iron (231 ppm) was recorded in areca samples of Hosdurga taluk of Chitradurga district but these samples were lower in copper ( ppm). Koppa, N. R. Pura, Tarikere taluks Chikkamagulur district contained higher calcium ( %) whereas it was lower in Kadaba of DK ( %). | Diversity of mineral contents in arecanut (Areca catechu L.) in different locations of Karnataka, India